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Director:

Derek Bailey

Writer:

W.S. Gilbert (libretto) (as William S. Gilbert)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Frankie Howerd ... The Learned Judge
Kate Flowers Kate Flowers ... Angelina
Ryland Davies Ryland Davies ... Edwin
Anne Dawson Anne Dawson ... Miss Anne Other
Holgie Forrester ... Jackie Collier - Defendant's Wife
Tom McDonnell Tom McDonnell ... Counsel for the Plaintiff
Roger Bryson Roger Bryson ... The Usher
Brian Donlan Brian Donlan ... The Foreman of the Jury
Beryl Kaye Beryl Kaye ... The Skivvy
Eleanor McCready Eleanor McCready ... Angelina's Mama
Elise McDougall Elise McDougall ... 1st Bridesmaid
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Genres:

Short | Comedy | Musical

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 June 1984 (UK) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Connections

Version of Trial by Jury (1972) See more »

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G & S with extra padding
6 February 2005 | by tetter1See all my reviews

This version of Gilbert and Sullivan's Trial By Jury is one of a series produced by the same people. It's a good introduction to the work for anyone who wants to see it in performance.

Because this is only a one-act operetta, however, the producers have padded it out with an extra "opening sequence," and additional silent roles are used to extend the work a little. The DVD also contained Sullivan's "Cox and Box," which I have not viewed.

I felt that some parts were played differently than I had imagined them as I listened to my CD version. The Learned Judge does a kind of Rex Harrison speak-singing thing which works with the character well enough. And I thought there should have been a more spirited exchange between Angelina and the Defendant when she sings, "I love him, I love him, with fervour unceasing." The addition of Miss Ann Other (a silent role, not contemplated by W.S. Gilbert) and of a Skivvy or cleaning woman (ditto ditto), were surprising but worked out okay.


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